Timber in Construction 2021-04-12T07:41:45+00:00
  • Roy's garden shed began as a project to build a personal 140m² carpentry workshop and parking garage for four vehicles. Photo by Roy Trembath

Roy’s Garden Shed

By | May 12th, 2021|Design|

In the June issue of Timber IQ Roy Trembath tells us about his timber project in Wilderness Heights near George on the Garden Route in the Western Cape. […]

  • Professor Bernard Slippers, director at the Forestry and Biotechnology (FABI) Institute at the University of Pretoria. Photo by Leon Louw

Prof Slippers builds bridges

By | May 12th, 2021|Academia|

Professor Bernard Slippers, director at the Forestry and Biotechnology (FABI) Institute at the University of Pretoria spoke to Timber iQ about the key challenges and opportunities in the forestry sector of South Africa and how [...]

  • Wood is good for human health. Photo by Aaron Burson | Unsplash

Wood is good for the brain

By | May 12th, 2021|Myths|

Wood is not only good for the local economy, but it is also a major driver of wellbeing and health. The South African forestry and forest product sector employs 158 000 people, with 690 000 [...]

  • Timber adds a lot of value to buildings. Photo by Earthworld

Timber is carbon-neutral and renewable

By | May 11th, 2021|Benefits of timber|

Mention timber buildings, and most people think of Wendy houses, log cabins, fire hazards or deforestation. According to Roy Southey, executive director for Sawmilling South Africa (SSA) the opposite is true. “The consumption of sustainable [...]

  • PG Bison’s MelaWood and Premier ranges. Photo by PG Bison

PG Bison receives approval for new MFB press

By | May 6th, 2021|News, Wood for thought|

South African based manufacturer of wood-based panel products, PG Bison, announced that it has received approval for the purchase of a new Melamine Faced Board (MFB) press and an additional hot coating line from its [...]

  • JJ du Plessis, business manager at Lonza Wood Protection South Africa. Photo by Lonza

Why ISO Certification matters

By | May 4th, 2021|News, Timber in Construction|

ISO certification sets the worldwide benchmark for the highest level of standardisation and is therefore one of the most important metrics to consider when choosing a timber treatment product. […]